Common Name: Downy Blue Lobelia
- Habit: Perennial Herb
- Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
- Water Needs: Average
- Height: 2-5′
- Flower: Blue, Violet, Jul, Aug, Sept
- Fruit: Numerous small brown, dry capsules containing copius amounts of seeds.
- Fall Color: No
- Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh, Woodland Edge
Lobelia puberula has a dark green basal rosette of low-growing leaves that produces a slender stem with whorled leaves lined with small flowers. The flowers are blue to violet and have prominent lipped petals on the bottom half of the bloom. Prefers moist rich soil and filtered light, but can tolerate full sun if watered frequently. Good bumblebee forage plant.
Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)